UK Fat Chicks - I'm starting to take control once again

03-12-2014, 05:25 AM
Before I reached 50 (I am 64 in May) I managed to control my weight just fine. I was a fat school girl but a slim size 12 young nurse,and a size 16 young mum which I managed to stay at.
Following a bereavement my husband and I ballooned. I am now 18st 9lbs and only 5ft 5inches. The weight has settled mainly on hips and tummy... I look like a ball on legs and it isn't a pretty sight. As you can imagine I am very unhappy with all of this, so comfort eat.
My husband is getting the weight off by exercise, walking the dog and cycling. I can't do any of that at the moment because my hips knees and ankles are suffering badly. We recently moved house and the stairs are getting to be a nightmare
My doctor’s sister belongs to the same crafting circle as I do and she has weight problem too. Like me, she needs to shift a fair amount quickly and then tackle the rest with healthy diet and exercise. She has found a cheaper alternative to Cambridge, ‘Shake that weight’ on the internet; 4 shakes a day, or 3 with a healthy evening meal and she has lost a stone in 3 weeks but like me, that is just a drop in the ocean, but as she says it is great to feel in charge again. Her brother is monitoring her.
So, I have an appointment with him on Friday for a complete health check and if I get the green light and if he agrees to monitor me every week or so, I shall order my stuff straight away.
It will be nice chatting to you all and getting exercise tips for when my joints stop complaining

03-12-2014, 10:49 AM
good luck with ur health check and start of ur journey :-)

03-12-2014, 10:54 AM
Thanks Nikki,greatly appreciated. I'm a bit nervous he may say 'NO Way! so I'll let you know how I get on.

03-12-2014, 04:00 PM
Jolly good and welcome! Like I have said in another thread, everyone is diffrent so it takes some tweaking and experience to find the right path for you. Once you have found it , I am sure the pounds will peel off in notime! This place is a godsend for people that want to lose weight and the people here are ever so friendly. Have you ever considered swimming or water zumba? I have a friend that is overweight and disabled and she just loves her water activities, she's done o so well on it sofar! It's easy on the joints and quite alot of fun too!

Hope you get on allright and welcome (if i already did not say so!)


03-12-2014, 04:35 PM
Well, funnily enough Sorrow, I picked up a leaflet only this morning at our local pool. I'm interested in the aqua aerobics wait for it... for the elderly So I'll follow that up

03-13-2014, 11:24 AM
I thought, 'In for a penny, in for a pound' this morning so ordered my shakes which will be here sometime tomorrow. I know I'm not seeing my doctor until tomorrow morning but if, as I hope, he says yes; even if I order straight away they won't be here until Monday at the earliest. This way, I can start as soon as i get back from the surgery. If he says no, my friend will buy them from me, so it has made sense.